Online Chess Lessons

Online Individual Chess Lessons

 I offer online chess coaching lessons on Zoom for students who want to play chess better but live too far for face-to-face lessons. As your personal chess coach, I will help you to develop the skills needed to play competitively and/or improve your chess knowledge in general. Therefore, individual lessons should be preferred by highly competitive and motivated students.

The fee for individual lessons with Dagne: £35/an hour if you book more than one intensive and enriching chess session in advance.

One-off online chess guidance session by IM/WGM Dagne

Sometimes all you may need is a fresh set of new ideas, guidance or an overview of your play which is ideal with a one-off online guidance chess lesson! In one of these sessions, I will have a look at your most recent games and talk over what you need to work on to progress in the most efficient way. Afterwards, you may find that you have a month’s long work to do before you can even start thinking about the next one-off guidance lesson! Highly recommended to adult players who have never had any formal chess coaching before. I will help you with your chess career even if you consider yourself a novice!

The fee for one-off guidance session: £40/hour.

Online Chess Course Learn to Counterattack / Intermediate to Advanced Level on Chessable by IM/WGM Dagne Ciuksyte

Where: the Chessable website.

How to access it: The link to access the course on the Chessable website can be found here

Who is it for: An intermediate / advanced level

The course content: An essential guide to active defense. 

A) Over 90 MoveTrainer exercises and 6 hours of video show you how to reverse threats to deliver checkmate… win material… or improve one’s position for free.

B) 25 test positions to measure your progress and drive the lessons home.

C) Plus 67 reference games… so you can copy how the pros played leading up to a winning counterattack.

Parents Information Session: How to Help Your Child Practice Chess

There is so much you can do at home to help your child to practice and improve at chess if you have the knowledge and recourses! I offer the parents of keen junior chess players a one-hour-long informative session for £30. In this session, I will give you practical tips on what to concentrate on when helping your child and direct you to the chess material you need. Also, it’s your opportunity to ask me any questions you may have regarding your child’s chess career. As a professional chess player in the past, I base my advice on the experience I gained during years of training and playing chess in high-profile chess tournaments. I know what works long-term if you would like your child to like playing chess for years to come.

Chess Variants – Introduction

Once you master the classical chess rules, I can show you so much more! I can introduce you to many chess variants (Crazyhouse, Antichess, Three-Checks, War in Fog, you name it!) in just one lesson. I promise you hours of fun with your loved ones while keeping everyone’s mind engaged and flexible! Do you know that playing variants helps your standard chess level to go up as you will use your problem-solving skill at full. After you explored these new-to-you games, you will never look at chess the same!

Martlesham Junior Chess Club

At this time of our lives (problems caused by Covid-19), our Martlesham Junior Chess Club activity has come to zero. Normally, group tuition pupils automatically would become members of the Martlesham Junior Chess Club. Previously, at the group sessions we used to master the skills required to play competitively in chess tournaments.